"Whether Indian girls or foreigners, I don't know what is the difference. They all are artists, whether you are from here, whether you are from Taiwan, whether you are from wherever in the world, I think this industry is open to everybody. This place is for everyone, so everyone is welcome to be here to perform and be a part of the industry," she said.
The actress who has some of the best item songs to her credit like Munni badnam and Anarkali disco chali, says she likes other item songs too.
"Some really cool songs have been out in the recent past. I like (Kareena Kapoor's) Chhammak Chhallo very much. I like (Katrina Kaif's) Chikni Chameli. I think these are really cool," the 39-year-old said on Tuesday when she was asked about her favourite item songs.
Meanwhile, she revealed that the music of her home production 'Dabangg 2' is still in the pipeline and she has not decided whether she would do an item number in it.
"We are in the process of shooting the film. But what we want to do for the songs, that is still in the pipeline. Nothing is decided."
Malaika was last seen in the item song Anarkali in 'Housefull 2'.